My Tree for My Pen and Paper

My Tree for My Pen and Paper
Posted June 16, 2017
Republic's Batangas plant launched "My Tree for My Pen and Paper", a program that aims to educate the youth about the importance of the environment and cultivate in them an appreciation and love for the environment. Over 200 third graders from the Elementary Schools of Mapulo, Bilogo, Sico and Bagong Silang, participated in the project.
Students, with the help of their teachers and principals, were asked to plant seeds of the caballero or fire tree and nurture these into young plants. As soon as the seedlings sprout and grow bigger, they are able to exchange these for the supplies that they need for the incoming school year.
To aid in the children’s participation in the program, Republic Batangas’ Community Relations Manager, Gina Ceniza, conducted a talk on the proper way to grow trees. In the same program, Republic Batangas’ Environment Officer, Sharry Apud, also briefed them about Climate Change.
The children were then provided with planting materials such as seeds, small plastic bags and wooden pallets. Each student has planted their respective seedling in a select corner of the school grounds, while teachers helped monitor the growth and development of the plants.
Republic takes its role seriously as the community's partner in developing the youth within its host communities.

Through this program, children learn the value of tree-growing and are given an opportunity to take part in environmental preservation, while receiving much-needed school supplies as a reward for their hard work.

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